Category Archives: Album Reviews

Album Reviews: Paul Kossoff – Back Street Crawler (1973)


Free disbanded for the first time in 1971 due to growing friction between members of the band. Three spin off bands were created, Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit by Paul Kossoff and Simon Kirke. Toby by Andy Fraser and Peace … Continue reading

Posted in Album Reviews, Blues, Classic Rock, Folk, Free, Music, Music Reviews, Pop, Rock, Soul, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album Reviews: Rod Stewart – The Early Solo Years 1970-1978


An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down (1970) Great rock anorak and author of the magnificent ‘Great Rock Discography’ Martin C Strong wrote in his biography of Rod Stewart that his was the biggest and possibly most tragic sell … Continue reading

Posted in Album Reviews, Classic Rock, Music, Music Reviews, Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album Review: Frankie Miller – Once In A Blue Moon (1973)


Frankie Miller may not have recorded his debut album ‘Once In A Blue Moon’ until late 1972 but by then he already had a huge reputation in live music circles and was seen by many as a superstar in waiting.  Millers Mother … Continue reading

Posted in Album Reviews, Blues, Classic Rock, Music, Music Reviews, Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soul, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album Reviews: Jonatha Brooke – Back In The Circus (2004)


First thing to point out here is that I am rating and reviewing the UK release of this album which is slightly different to the original US version. The differences are the removal of the three cover versions which have … Continue reading

Posted in Album Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album Review: Babe Ruth – Kid’s Stuff (1976) or A rant on the demise of the record industry !


This was initially going to be a review of the album but it turned into more of a rant about the demise of record shops and good record companies. Given the way things have gone lately I think it is … Continue reading

Posted in Album Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album Reviews: Alaska – Heart of the Storm (1984) / The Pack (1985)


Bernie Marsden left Whitesnake after (or during depending on who you believe) the Saints & Sinners album. That band were never the same again as they lost one of their three main songwriting forces. The fact that Bernie Marsden has … Continue reading

Posted in Album Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album Review: The Butts Band – The Butts Band (1973)


In 1973 following the disappearance of Jim Morrison the remaining members of The Doors came to England in an attempt to find a replacement front man. Several vocalists were auditioned including Kevin Coyne and Jess Roden. However, the hot favourite … Continue reading

Posted in Album Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment